A major criticism of the U.S. health care system is that many common treatments and procedures do not work. Proponents say the increased use of evidence-based medicine will lead to fewer unnecessary procedures and lower costs, but some critics are concerned about creating what they call "cookbook medicine."
David Newman: MD, emergency room physician and director of clinical research at St. Luke's Roosevelt hospital. He is the author of "Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine", which comes out in paperback on September 15.
Peter Amadio: MD, orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic
MPR (audio) Kerry Miller, 08/31/09